What’s scarier than the unknown?
Whether it comes from outside or within
today or tomorrow?
How can a place so different become normalized?
Unfamiliar accent marks blur into a patterned bokeh
Foreign (native) language nothing more than a melodic soundtrack for
Repeated movements mapped in pencil, traced over again in ink
Neural pathways hardening
Glutton for the punishment of routine
Sacrifices made for ease
I quit a job I enjoyed at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and left my family, friends, and beloved dog to join my boyfriend in moving across the world, in search of adventure and new experiences. I arrived in August 2015.